Brassy Christmas

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In a rush of seasonal goodwill, two brass ensembles have released Christmas records freely on the Internet. The esteemed LSO Brass Ensemble expanded their 'horn' section with car horns from five Chevrolet cars in a Christmas medley entitled 'Honk-a-tonk Christmas'. The orchestra's Principal Tuba, Patrick Harrild, says:

'Our musicians are more used to playing the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, so Car-mony has been an exciting challenge for us to bring some Christmas cheer in the most entertaining way possible.'

Hear the full seven minutes of car-olling on the Chevrolet website. A more traditional 10-piece brass ensemble line-up Clarion Brass from Washington have released a cartoon animation Christmas card featuring a recording of A Partridge in a Pear Tree by William Berry. Viewable with the Macromedia Flash Player on the Figaro Tunes website.

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